The Australian Gulf War veterans’ health study: mortality and cancer incidence study was a study of cancer outcomes and mortality among Australian veterans of the 1991 Gulf War and a randomly selected military comparison group.

The Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW) linked the study cohort to the National Death Index (NDI) and Australian Cancer Database (ACD).

A data collection application for this dataset was approved by the AIHW Ethics Committee on 16 August 2016 – refer to EO 2016/2/272 for more information.

Collection details

Temporal coverage

from 1/1/1980 to 31/12/2011

Geographical coverage


Data availability

  • Publications

Client specified tables on request which may be subject to data provider approval (charges apply).

Restricted unit record access subject to Ethics Committee approval and/or the agreement of all relevant data custodians in all states and territories (charges may apply).



Metadata information and data quality statement (DQS)

Australian Gulf War Veterans’ Health Study

The Ethics Committee file for this data collection contains technical information/ relevant information about the study methods.

External links and information

Australian Gulf War Veterans’ Health Study


[email protected]

*Data collection with restricted access